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Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg at court for grand jury

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 7:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former Trump campaign aide arrived Friday at the federal courthouse in Washington for a scheduled grand jury appearance days after he defiantly insisted in a series of news interviews that he intended to defy a subpoena in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation....
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Hiring surge added 313K jobs in February, most in 1½ years

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market....
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Jersey Shore town seeks ferry to dock next to Kushner resort

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:26am
LONG BRANCH, New Jersey (AP) -- The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to the doorstep of a resort co-owned by Jared Kushner....
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A look at what's ahead in a landmark Trump-Kim summit

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:26am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After a year of threats and diatribes, U.S. President Donald Trump and third-generation North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet face-to-face for talks about the North's nuclear program....
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AP Analysis: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:25am
The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they'll follow the lead of businesses that are cutting ties with the group following last month's massacre at a Florida high school....
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China builds ambitiously in Africa as US sounds the alarm

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:25am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city's new light rail - built and financed by China. The towering silver African Union headquarters here was built by China, too. So was the new ring road system around the city. And the new railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti....
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Tillerson says 'talks,' but no 'negotiations' with NKorea

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:25am
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drew a distinction Friday between "talks" with North Korea and "negotiations," arguing that President Donald Trump's willingness to chat with Kim Jong Un shouldn't be construed as anything more than that....
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Watchdog: Western tech used for hacking in Turkey, Syria

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:24am
PARIS (AP) -- A Canadian company's hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted....
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Trump, Kim summit has pitfalls to dodge first

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:22am
TOKYO (AP) -- So President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planning a summit. What could possibly go wrong?...
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President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:21pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who've repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang....
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US, N. Korea go from threats to possible summit in a flash

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:21pm
President Donald Trump accepting a reported offer to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a stunning turn of events after a year of heated verbal warfare that included crude insults and mutual threats of nuclear attacks. It remains to be seen whether a summit will take place or lead to a meaningful breakthrough, but here's a look at recent events:...
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Analysis: Trump risks trade war to fulfill political pledge

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As he blitzed through the industrial Midwest as a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pitched himself as the savior of the "forgotten" men and women in communities where factories had been shuttered and jobs were moved overseas....
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AP analysis: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:21pm
The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years. That's according to an Associated Press analysis. But few have shown any indication they'll follow the lead of businesses cutting ties with the group following last month's massacre at a Florida high school....
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Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- One of the most frightening things about Pakistan's blasphemy law is that the simplest act can spiral into charges that can bring the death penalty. In the case of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman, it started when she brought water to her fellow women workers on a farm....
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Turkey's war on Kurds unsettles fronts in northern Syria

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey's war on a Syrian Kurdish militia that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troops....
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Watchdog: Western tech used for hacking in Turkey, Syria

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
PARIS (AP) -- A Canadian company's hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted....
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Crew with seeds, corals restore environment in Puerto Rico

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:21pm
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) -- As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural wonders destroyed by the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century....
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'Pharma Bro' faces high stakes sentencing in fraud case

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli a master manipulator who conned wealthy investors or a misunderstood eccentric who used unconventional means to make those same investors even wealthier?...
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South Korea's president praises potential Trump-Kim meeting

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:21pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in says a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be a "historical milestone" that will put the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula "really on track."...
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Chaos of school shooting shown in 911 calls, radio traffic

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:21pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- In the minutes after a gunman opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17, frantic students and parents begin flooding 911 with calls....
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